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Research offers hope of cure for mesothelioma. A laboratory mouse fully recovered from mesothelioma and built up immunity to further tumors during trials of a new mesothelioma research & treatment regime being tested by West Australian researchers.
Mesothelioma cells were transplanted into Mouse 5 before it was given a chemotherapy drug called coramsine, which is still in development, in combination with drugs to stimulate the immune system.
University of Western Australian researcher Richard Lake said Mouse 5 not only recovered from mesothelioma, which is presently regarded as incurable in humans, but rejected subsequent attempts to grow another tumor. Dr Lake said the principle of combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy was a relatively new one that was providing "extremely promising" results that could be applied to other human cancers.
"Combining the right sort of chemotherapy with the right sort of immunotherapy - this has been our strategy to try and understand how we might best develop useful combinations and therapies," Dr Lake said. In the trial, which is in its "very preliminary" stages, Mouse 5 was the only survivor, with two others dying of a coramsine overdose and another two put down after their tumors returned.
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Mesothelioma Research & Foundations
See the list below for mesothelioma researches and foundations. Don't forget to do your homework for more information on each mesothelioma research and foundation and consult your doctor for more information.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Provides detail information on mesothelioma and all type of cancers. Visit NCI website for more information on mesothelioma research by NCI.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
To Protect America's Health from Toxic Exposures. The ATSDR provides information about asbestos and where to find occupational and environmental health clinics. Visit ATSDR website for more information on mesothelioma research by ATSDR.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA regulates the general public's exposure to asbestos in buildings, drinking water, and the environment. Visit EPA website for more information on mesothelioma research by EPA.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
CPSC responsibilities for the regulation of asbestos in consumer products. You can either call their toll-free number or visit CPSC website for more information on mesothelioma research by CPSC.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned with asbestos contamination of foods, drugs, and cosmetics and will answer questions on these topics. For more information, visit mesothelioma research by FDA.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Also provides information on asbestos mesothelioma which available here: HHS.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease. For more information, visit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation for mesothelioma research by MARF.org.
Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America (MESORFA)
The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America has a mission: fund research that will lead to the quickest cure for mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs caused by asbestos exposure, has very few treatment options at this time. Since the year 2001, the foundation has funded the opening of the Mesothelioma Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Gill at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles.
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